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Citing Images: Citing Images

How to Cite Images

Arts Librarian

From the Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum

Image Citations: Chicago Manual of Style

Image from an online image database: 

If using the image within a paper, image captions are created thus: Chicago Manual of Style

  • Fig. 1. Ansel Adams, Moon and Half Dome, 1960, printed 1978, gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in., Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME. From Artstor. http//www.artstor.org

If your professor requires a separate list of images, use the caption citation, but reverse the order of the artist's name (e.g. last name, first name), thus: Chicago Manual of Style

  • Adams, Ansel.  Moon and Half Dome. 1960, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Colby College Museum of Art. From ARTstor. http://www.artstor.org

Image from book:

  • Adams, Ansel. Moon and Half Dome. 1960, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, in The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, by Colby College Museum of Art. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2013, 326.

 

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